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Forgery isn’t just signing someone else’s name on a document, and if you are convicted of forgery in Washington, you could face serious penalties. Forgery is defined as “knowingly creating, altering or using a written document with the intent to defraud.” In Washington, forgery is considered a class C felony and can impose prison time, heavy fines and a permanent criminal record if you are convicted. Examples of forged documents can include:
- Credit card applications
- Loan applications
- Other financial documents
- Identification cards
- Legal documents
Forgery also includes the replication of money, stamps, art and coins.
What Can I Do If I’m Being Charged With Forgery?
If you are facing forgery charges in the state of Washington, it is important that you retain the counsel of a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney who is well versed in forgery laws. You have the right to a zealous defense no matter how serious the crime you are being accused of is, and the attorneys at Greene & Lloyd, PLLC are committed to supporting you throughout all stages of your case. We have the experience, knowledge and resources needed to construct a concrete defense for you that will withstand the tactics of the prosecution. We will investigate every facet of your case and take measures to help ensure that the charges against you are dismissed or reduced. Don’t let forgery charges ruin your life, or leave you with a permanent criminal record. We are here to help you. Call Greene & Lloyd, PLLC today to set up an appointment for a consultation to discuss your case.